Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blue Bottle Coffee

Ok, so we made a trip to Blue Bottle Coffee for their famed siphon coffee. Siphon coffee looks like a crazy science experiment. We waited about 40 minutes for this ultra popular brew. I have to say it was good. Not quite the flavor of espresso but flavor full none the less.

Siphon coffee makers are made up of four parts: the bottom container where the water initially sits and the brewed coffee eventually rests; a top container that has a siphon tube attached to it (and a hole in the bottom of the vessel), where the coffee brewing takes place; a type of sealing material (usually a rubber gasket) to help create a partial vacuum in the lower vessel while brewing is taking place, and a filter, which can be made of glass, paper, metal, or cloth.There is also a heating source, and there's usually three types - a cloth-wick alcohol burner (slowest), gas or electric stove top (faster), or a specialty butane burner (fastest). There are additional heating devices, including the halogen burner system that is part of the $20,000 setup that Blue Bottle Cafe in San Francisco has for their siphon coffee makers.

Salmon and herb twice baked souffles $5
Salmon, goat cheese, chives, tarragon

Thai chicken curry pot pie $5
chicken, carrots, green beans, rice noodles, coconut milk, peanut sauce.
Eggplant Lasagna Tart with Parmesan Basil Crust $5
Parmesan, basil, eggplant, ricotta, mozzarella, tomatoes

Quiona and sweet potato timbale $4
quiona, sweet potato, herbs, avocado

Hungarian Goulash $5/quart
Beef, Tomato sauce, onion - slow cooked

Lemon Pudding Cake $5/cake
Puffy Lemon cake with a lemon custard

Fudge Pie - $5/piece
Rich, dense, bittersweet chocolate pie. No crust.

Spicy Apple Cookie $4/6cookie
apples, pumpkin pie spices, pecans

Pecan Raisin Cake - $4/piece
Pecans, raisins, with a glaze on top of cake

Delivery for 10am as I have helpers again this week.

If that doesn't work let me know and we can arrange another time